framing

noun
fram·​ing | \ ˈfrā-miŋ How to pronounce framing (audio) \

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Examples of framing in a Sentence

the framing of the debate will consist of a predetermined order of turns and follow-up comments

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It’s only been part of France since 1945, and the borderland’s dual heritage explains the whimsical blend of architecture (kaleidoscopic houses in timber framing), cuisine (pork-heavy, with thick sauces and lots of sauerkraut), and culture. Tyler Moss, Condé Nast Traveler, "An Autumnal Road Trip Through Alsace Wine Country," 13 Aug. 2019 The concrete for the cottage has been poured, the plumbing is in and the framing has begun. Houston Chronicle, "Empire Communities, HomeAid begin Boys and Girls Country cottage construction," 10 Aug. 2019 Whether appropriate or not, the framing of Rocky’s case as akin to a hostage situation appears to have taken hold at the White House. New York Times, "Hostage Affairs Envoy Takes On an Unlikely Case: ASAP Rocky," 1 Aug. 2019 There is a strange fatalism to the argument that pixel-tracking’s ubiquity is a testament to its permanence, and to the framing of these technologies, and their misuse, as inevitable. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, "What the Superhuman Controversy Reveals About the Shifting Ethics of Software," 17 July 2019 The episodes are objects of dark beauty, as the cinematography speaks its own language of unsettling colors and provocative framings. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, "‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ arc across three seasons, from ‘praise be’ to ‘please end’," 1 Aug. 2019 Members of the disabled community were quick to point out how the episode’s title and framing perpetuates the harmful idea that disability is inherently negative. Alex Haagaard, Quartz, "“Queer Eye” demonstrates how we can show disability, but still fail to represent it," 22 July 2019 His greatest value came behind plate, where he’s provided strong fielding and framing. Wells Dusenbury, sun-sentinel.com, "Marlins reliever Austin Brice placed on IL; Pablo Lopez moving closer to return," 16 July 2019 The biases and political framing that define economics in real life are set aside rather than taken on. The Economist, "Displays dedicated to explaining economics offer marginal returns," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of framing

1703, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of framing was in 1703

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